Moore receives new convictions

Published 12:22 pm Thursday, August 1, 2019

Shane Moore

Shane Douglas Moore, 22, of Victoria, was convicted of felony firearms charges and sentenced to five years in prison recently in Lunenburg County Circuit Court less than a year after felony convictions for burglary and grand larceny.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Clement, in a news release, said Moore’s new convictions arose from stealing a handgun from a vehicle in Victoria in January, and another theft of a handgun from a pickup truck in Kenbridge in March. The guns were not recovered.

“Moore confessed to the crimes and said he traded the guns for illegal drugs,” the release cited.

The investigations were handled by Kenbridge Police Department and Victoria Police Department. The case was prepared for prosecution by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Baxter Stegall, according to the release.

Because of Moore’s burglary conviction in September, 2018 for a break-in at Springer Insurance Company in Victoria, in which his DNA was matched at the scene from blood he left when he broke a glass door and window, he was designated a “violent felon.”

This triggered a mandatory prison sentence of five years for possession of a firearm by a violent felon.

In addition to the mandatory sentence of five years to be served in prison, Moore was sentenced to 20 years on the larceny charges with all suspended.

The suspended portion of his sentence is subject to conditions of good behavior for 20 years, supervised probation for one year from his release, waiver of search and seizure rights for five years from his release, no possession of or proximity to firearms, notifying the court and law enforcement of any change in address, and paying restitution to the victims in the amount of $530.00.